Pierluigi De Silvestro from Switzerland, Philippe Walch from France, Carlos Diniz from Germany, Aldo Mariani from the Netherlands and Stefano Zanotti from Italy, are the lucky owners of the first five of a total of 500 numbered editions earmarked for the European market.
Along with a number of Alfa officials, the Italian carmaker invited racing legend Nicola Larini who received a trophy in memory of the DTM title he won in 1993 behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti, which remains to this day the only ‘non-German’ car to have won the German touring championship.
The European ‘Launch Edition’ of the 4C is offered with two available liveries, the ‘Alfa Red’ and the matt ‘Carrara White’, and comes with a carbon aerodynamic kit, including headlights, spoiler and door mirror covers, to reduce weight, along with a rear aluminum extractor in a dark finish, Bi-LED headlights, and 18-inch front and 19-inch rear alloy wheels in a dark treatment.
Furthermore, the special edition sports front air intakes, brake calipers in a specific color, a racing exhaust system and suspension kit with a different calibration for shock absorbers and rear anti-roll bar, while inside, the seats and steering wheel are covered in leather and microfibre and trimmed with white or red stitching, depending on the exterior color chosen.
Mechanically, the Launch Edition features the same 236hp (240PS) 1.75-liter turbocharged engine as the regular 4Cs.